Katja Vartiainen  (aka KatArtPics on artmajeur.com )

         visual artist - illustrator -- comic & doodle book creator
       Künstlerin - Comic & Zeichnungbücher macherin







Eager tree painting



guardian painting








Islands, saaret paintings



Hilma painting




space is the place painting



Cosmic oh, Painting

Rainy Islands watercolor painting


dear deer


           
    wild shrubbery


                                             
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It's 16th of September, 2019!
 
My latest horror/legend short comic 'Bloodsucker' is out on Comixcentral! Here's the link: https://www.comixcentral.com/vendors/katartpics-comics
My second graphic novel 'Elves Get Organized' , which is a humorous adventure with elves, cats and nature, is there as well. The are as PDFs, and you need a Paypal account. If you don't have one, contact me, and we will see how to arrange it.
I might put out a paperback version of 'Bloodsucker' as well.

Bloodsucker comic

I have a several paintings to be finished. Some for Artmajeur, and some for Finland.

My left shoulder-arm-hand, is still painful, apparently frozen shoulder - which I think it is - takes a looong time to heal.


We shot a couple of scenes for The Hunted: Allgovia, on 7th September. We had to go with the flow, and change things again, while it was raining cats&dogas, and one actor was sick. Luckily we had Marko Osterried's Schloßbergstudio to do greenscreen shots.
We still have two big days ahead of us, and one of them outside...

I have paintings up on Artmajeur.com, and more will come.  I have four different galleries on my page at the moment, from Mindscapes to Cats.
 Check it out!
If you are in Helsinki, Finland, I have some works (some of them are rented) in Helsingin Taiteilijaseuran Taidelainaamo, the link is above.

I still have plans of continue to writing a book, but, about that later.
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Our Indiegogo crowdfunding Campaign for 'The Hunted: Allgovia', our
German spin-off to the action/comedy, original vampire series and feature film, 'The Hunted'   (http://www.thehunted.tv/main_frameset.html ) has ended, and we are happy and grateful that we reached 75% of our goal! ( with Paypal donations included)

Thank You, all Supporters!

The project is in schedule and goes on, last update on Indiegogo is from 9th of June!

You help us pay for location, food, and most importently, our crew.

You can read are latest update here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-hunted-allgovia#/updates/all

The story continues in our Facebook group  The Hunted Allgovia on FB , with monthly Indiegogo updates, Instagram The Hunted Allgovia Instagram , and on  http://beyond-limitations.com/
                    
                                                            
You can always, continually donate via Paypal: https://ko-fi.com/thehuntedallgovia

oder auf Deutch: Spenden sind willkommen auch via Paypal: http://beyond-limitations.com/

Here our Youtube channel: 
      The Hunted Allgovia Youtube           


The Hunted Allgovia pic
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About my art:

I paint intuitively, mostly with watercolors, inspired by nature, and try to take my time. I'm fascinated by the light of the paper, and the meditativeness of painting. I call many of my paintings 'Mindscapes'. I have also painted a series called 'Expansion', with acrylics.These are reflections of inner and outer space, which is an recurring theme of mine.

In my art, I want to share the glimpses of the oneness of existence, that especially, our precious nature, amplifies so well. Awe and peace.

My paintings are visual poems. I am called to paint something. It appears almost as by itself on the paper. This means for me, I am in the flow. It means I am more like a conduit, not a chosen genius. We all have the capacity, just in different domains.

I can give some rational meaning to some parts of my paintings, but I think the fascination is what the subconscious, or Consciousness, depending on your world view, brings forth. I do think there are archetypes, that direct our experience in a certain direction. But I also think that the power of art is that the viewer finishes the artwork. The artwork works partially as a mirror.



Briar's revies has reviewed my Elf graphic novels. Here's the link to her blog:
https://briarsreviews.wordpress.com/

Let's not forget either my fresh interview on the inspiring book
        blog 'Eclectic Moods' (ministryofmagik.blogspot.com) will be up as well!
 Here's the link:
              https://ministryofmagik.blogspot.com/2018/05/author-interview-katja-vartiainen.html 

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us as elves
(This pic is cute and funny, but a bit dated already...)



us in frankfurt for dead can dance
(This on is from our 2019 Frankfurt trip to see Dead Can Dance- it was awesome!)


Katja Vartiainen has an art background. She is a painter, an illustrator,
 and through her graphic novels
a storyteller.
 Her visual inspiration comes from fine arts as well as from the wide
cornucopia of books, comics, films, music(=everything).
Her literary interests are wide and varied.

With her husband they share a taste for humor, love for cats,
and they get inspired by our tragicomic planet and its curious creatures.

She has also dabbled in illustration, teaching, upholstery,
 painting chairs, walls, and whatnot.

Katja Vartiainen hat einen künstlerischen Hintergrund.
Sie ist Malerin, Illustratorin und Geschichtenerzählerin.
Ihre visuelle Inspiration bezieht sie aus den Bildenden Künsten
sowie der ganzen bandbreite von Comics, Graphic Novels (= alles).

Ihre literarischen Interessen sind weit gefächert.
Zusammen mit ihrem Mann teilt sie sich einen ähnlichen
Sinn für Humor. Sie plant weitere Geschichte und Malbücher,
und hat vor, mehr Katzen und Bilder zu malen und
selber eine Katze und zu haben.

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